About theorists and theories

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: chief researcher
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, RAS
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Address: Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg; Israel
Journal namePriroda
EditionIssue №9

Dedicated to the centenary of the Ioffe Institute, the article contains the shortest review of scientific achievements of the theorists of the institute during this time. We concentrate mainly on research in the field of elementary particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear theory and atoms. To obtain very important scientific results became possible because outstanding theoreticians worked at this Institute. The high level of research persisted in spite of several mass moves of theorists — then to Kharkov, then to Moscow, then abroad. The author can testify to the atmosphere that reigned in the FTI in person, since he works at this institute since 1958. The article deals not only with research activity, but also with the famous Winter physics schools and their outstanding cultural programs. We present also examples of extraordinary successful activity of theorists far beyond the field of their narrow specialization.


KeywordsIoffe Physical-Technical Institute, theoretical physics, space maser, Efimov levels, intershell resonances, atomic antenna, winter school of physics
Publication date15.10.2018
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